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AS&RU Director, Dr Martine Barons, is one of eight people interviewed in the October special issue on Knowledge Exchange of Mathematics Today, which also highlights the role of many routes for KE
AS&RU Director, Dr Martine Barons, features in the October special issue on Knowledge Exchange of Mathematics Today. Knowledge exchange - a process which brings together academic staff, users of research and wider groups and communities to increase the impact of research – is important to ensure the benefit of research are enjoyed by society as a whole. Knowledge exchange in the mathematical sciences is, perhaps, the hardest of all, as there are significant social barriers as even the well-educated can perceive mathematics as a difficult subject that exposes the weakness of their intelligence and reduces their confidence in their intellectual capacity. In this Special issue, eight people with strong records in knowledge exchange are interviewed, including Dr Barons, and the role of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is explored. Even during lockdown, virtual knowledge exchange events, akin to study groups, have been operating very successfully and bringing the power of the mathematical sciences to bear on society’s pressing problems.